..And at the moment I'm partial to three pups: EMG J's, and DiMarzio Model J's or Ultra Jazzes. Also Basslines seem to be easily aquired from the stores around here, but I haven't found any particular model I would like to get. So here's what I am to choose from: EMG J's: Sound - active, so I assume the output is there, but perhaps too "hi-fi" sounding - I do like clarity but I'm afraid these could be bit lifeless. Practicality - need battery change once in a while, and need to cut up my bass for installation. DiMarzio Model J's: Sound - beefy, growly, cut through, as far as I have understood it. And that's what I like in my pups. But I have heard some clips, and am afraid the pingy highs quite aren't there. Practicality - also needs woodwork when installing. DiMarzio Ultra Jazz: Practicality - easiest replacement for me, two neck pups is a drop in mod for my MIM Jazz, and passive too. Sound - nice highs, and I hope they do give out some of that Model J growl, but do they give enough? I don't want to be buried in the mix! Too tame? Update! Duncan Quarterpounders: now officially in the competition. They seem to be quite nice for a passive pup, many people seem to have good experience from them, and actually can be found cheaper than DiMarzios, too - just don't ask me why, probably something to do with the importing companies. Not a straight drop in, but seem pretty nice. - - My needs: strong and gutty rock sound, plenty of balls and dirt, but a hint of sophistication in the highs wouldn't hurt. I already have a Ibanez ATK, and it being somewhat modern, I'd like to have more of a passive rocker as a second axe. Interesting possibility: as I'm replacing the pickguard, I could possibly install a PJ-set, which might cater to my needs quite well. So, good ideas anyone?